Angry Robot


example album cover

is friggin’ neato. It automatically fetches and displays the album cover of the track that iTunes is currently playing. You can then drag covers to the desktop (well, they’re little windows actually), and generate the eponymous mess, and then double click any album in the pile to start playing it. For me, this fills a big gap in iTunes’ interface – it’s great and all, but after enough time scrolling through massive spreadsheets of song listings one starts to feel like a fucking accountant and not the hard-rockin’ dude one is rumoured to be. Also, you tend to miss the tactile pleasure of sorting through a disc collection. I’ve been hoping iTunes would incorporate something like this… who knows, when the music service-integrated version comes out, we’ll see.